Research subjects at Luleå University of Technology are also third-cycle subject areas.
The Vice-Chancellor establish a research subject and decides on description of the subject. A research subject is led by the Head of Subject appointed by the Vice-Chacellor.
The Head of Department, together with the Head of Subject, propose a general syllabus for the third-cycle programme in the research subject and the Chairperson of the Board will ratify the proposal.
The admission of a doctoral student to a research subject assumes that a general syllabus has been established.